Is there any way I can share content and the link to the content to Google+ the way Facebook does, using just an URL?

With Facebook feed dialog, I can share content title, description and the URL. Is that possible with Google Plus? I did some searching and only found sharing of URL.


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You can use the Google+ Share Link

The share link is intended for native client applications, Flash applications, highly privacy-sensitive sites, and others who may not be able to use the +1 or share button. Adding the following markup to your site will include a simple icon which will pop open a share dialog for your visitors.

<a href="https://plus.google.com/share?url={URL}" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"><img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-64.png" alt="Share on Google+"/></a>

Note: Replace {URL} with the URL of the page you want to share. You must properly escape any user-generated content that may occur within {URL}

If you just want a raw link, you can just use


Just make sure you properly escape the "{URL}" value.

The only other thing you can add besides the URL to share is the language code for the language to be used on the share page.

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    See also: stackoverflow.com/q/7157411/21960
    – ale
    Mar 2, 2013 at 16:23
  • Thank you, I knew about stackoverflow's topic. However I can't see where should I add my textual content. If I press the G+ icon I get a popup with a "Add a comment" text area. How I can I open this popup with a message already in it? That was I meant with the word "content". This is something that can be done with twitter, for example (and FB, of course).
    – xpanta
    Mar 2, 2013 at 16:39
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    From the Google page on this topic, that doesn't look possible. It also jives with things I've heard them say, specifically they don't want G+ to turn into another place where people just pipe the same content; they want it to be unique.
    – ale
    Mar 2, 2013 at 16:45
  • Do not use alt on the <a> - use title instead
    – wscourge
    Jun 15, 2018 at 5:12

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